34 Games in La Liga and Champions League, 35 Goals – Karim Benzema is unstoppable. His current form has approved that with him and Vinicius Junior only two nominal offensive players from the beginning against FC Chelsea on the field – and real ultimately successful. Fede Valverde took over all the defensively tasks for the two releases in the attack, although Benzema often made sure that Vinicius Junior came near the penalty area of the blues.
After the Brazilian put the first big chance of Blancos, initiated by Benzema and Valverde, only to the latte, it was the Frenchman, who made the Stamford Bridge for the first time on presentation of Vinicius Junior. Benzema sent to Vinicius Junior left in the penalty area, moved even at the highest pace in the sixteen and then completed the dimensional flank of his congenial offensive partners with his head with his latte.
“I have been thinking about the awarded chance”
“We had a good build-up and dangerous counterattack. We found the spaces and were then dangerous with Benzema and Vinicius,” Carlo Ancelotti reflected his defensive match plan on the microphone of “BT Sport”. After the leadership, it only lasted three more minutes before Benzema once again demonstrated his incredible form. Modric flanked buttery between fifferent and penalty point, Benzema disappeared Thiago Silva and Christensen, and headed in reverse running against the direction of Chelsea-Keeper Edouard Mendy into the right corner.
Before the break, the 34-year-old then proved humanity again, free of Mendy, Benzema shot just left over. That wormed him. “I’m glad I still made the third goal because I had thought about the awarded chance,” says Benzema at “Movistar Plus”. Just that third goal only confirmed that it is easy for Benzema. He benefited from an unclean pass from Mendy to Antonio Rüdiger, reacted thoughtless and then only had to push into the empty gate.
Courtois takes the fans in the duty
His second three-time pack in the Champions League in a row, already in the eighth-final return match against Paris St. Germain he caused it with his hat trick that Real is now in the quarter-finals – and with one leg already in the semifinals. “These are magical nights, as well as in the Bernabeu against Paris. We’ve come to win and show that we are Real Madrid,” says Benzema, which is now with eleven hits to Robert Lewandowski the second threatening attacker of the royal class.
The two-goal lead is Real now with the second leg on Tuesday (21 clock, live! At Karim Benzema). Thibaut Courtois warns to be too safe. “We are not allowed to believe it’s d1. An early goal and everything is open again. We need our fans like our fans and have to play as if it would be a draw.”